By Demola Akinyemi
Ilorin -The Kwara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has faulted President Goodluck Jonathan on the statement credited to him that he visited the state to champion the freedom of the people from political and socio-economic oppression, describing it as hypocritical .
This is contained in a statement issued by the Interim Publicity Secretary of the party in Kwara State, Alh Sulyman Buhari, made available to vanguard in Ilorin on Wednesday.
The ruling party in the state also decried President Jonathan’s stand on socio – economic development of the state.
According to the statement,”It is hypocritical for a President who coordinated the disqualification of an incumbent governor from participating in the state primaries for the governor ship elections in Bayelsa state on 18th of November,2011 to now pride himself as ‘champion of freedom’ to Kwarans.
“If the President in facts, does not care how his home state is being governed as he stated, how come he desperately imposed his lackey on the good people of Bayelsa state against all known democratic tenets”,
It stated that “No matter how hard he tried to misinform Nigerians about the true situation of the polity in Kwara state, everyone knows that kwarans are at the centre of our policies and programs, the support we enjoy is an attestation.
It noted that,”The last time Mr President visited, he came to campaign for votes. Kwarans voted for him through the support of our leaders; Senator Bukola Saraki and Governor Abdulfatai Ahmed. Three years after, Kwarans expect commissioning of impactful federal projects and programmes not campaign for 2015 elections. PDP is a party of jesters”.
It further stated that,”The correlation between those promises on 22nd of February, 2011 and the reality now in Kwara state on service delivery is zero which can only secure a secondary school student F9 in any subject. If the PDP prides its strength in Kwara state on a crowd of majorly PDP members from Niger, Kogi, Osun, Ekiti and Lagos – Goodluck to them. They will soon wake up to the reality”.
“What has kwarans benefited from the PDP led FG since the last election? Why are corruption and insecurity thriving under the PDP government? The party queried in the statement.
“We assure the good people of Kwara state that the administration of Governor Abdulfatai Ahmed will continue its renewed determination to expand opportunities for our people through unprecedented socio-economic capital projects and programmes that cut across the state”. stressed the statement